Call an Ambulance! She is Heading for the Classroom Again!

No Credit – Travel Workshops are Right Around the Corner!

Retired in 2014, I thought my academic days were over!  It was time to start a new chapter in my life, whatever that was!  Post-professor life included four years of  learning how to read music and play the piano.  I threw in a few other music theory courses along the way.  During this same time, a slew of words found their way to my computer and several books emerged.  Now — I am changing gears and taking a break from publishing.  Without hesitation I am stepping into the waters of community education.  Click on “community education”  to discover Longview classes.

Coming in the Fall!

This fall, I am privileged to offer three travel workshops at Longview Community College.  Next spring I will be offering Koine Greek, the language of the New Testament, Septuagint, and early Christian writers.  What an exciting journey this will be.  If you are local and reading this blog, join me at Longview!  See descriptions below!

Purchasing an RV: Roadie Advice

A Guide to RVing across Alaska  

Lecturing on Cruise Ships: How to Get Through the Door  

Canada Place is gorgeous!

Purchasing an RV: Roadie Advice 

Do you know what it means to dump your RV?

If you are considering an RV purchase, you probably have a lot of questions. Which one is best for you?  How much should you pay for an RV? Get advice from someone who has camped all of her adult life, beginning with a tent, then a pop-up trailer, a Class B motorhome, and now a Class A motorhome. You will learn about different types and brands of RVs, negotiation tactics, inspection points, and take home some resources to help you make your decision. At the end of class, we will discuss great spots across North America to take your RV. 
Instructor: Marla J. Selvidge
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 9
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24

A Guide to RVing across Alaska

This is the first slide of my presentation!

Are you dreaming of visiting Alaska? Whatever your idea of adventure is, you will find it in Alaska.  Consider flying to Anchorage and renting a motorhome for a few weeks, or take a cruise along the Inside Passage and then rent an RV for another two weeks. One of the best ways to explore the byways of this beautiful state is in an RV. Get acquainted with the best roads to travel and exciting things to see and do. You will come away with resources to plan your trip and photos to inspire you. Optional book for purchase will be available in class ($10, payable to instructor).  
Instructor: Marla J. Selvidge
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee – $24

Lecturing on cruise ships is a bit like being a rock star!

Lecturing on Cruise Ships: How to Get Through the Door  

If you enjoy taking cruises and can put together a PowerPoint presentation, you could cruise for free! Learn the process of applying and finding opportunities to lecture about a variety of topics. Discuss types of topics that cruise directors are looking for and strategies to develop your presentation. Your well-traveled instructor will review some delightful cruise ports that you may be interested in visiting. 
Instructor: Marla J. Selvidge
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24 

Coming in the Spring!

Koine Greek 101 or Ancient Greek

Koine or “common” Greek was the language of every day people from about the 4th century B.C.E. until the 6th century C.E. in the Middle East.  It was also the language used by the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament), the New Testament, and the early Christian writers. In this introductory class, students will study the Greek alphabet and grammar, while learning how to pronounce and spell basic vocabulary words.  We will throw in a few phrases and help the students to learn how to find words in a Greek dictionary.  By the end of the class students will have the ability to translate simple Greek sentences.   “Why Study Greek?” may help a student to understand the importance of the language on many different levels. You can find the video here.  

This  blog is entitled, “Signals From Mars.”  Mars was a nickname someone gave to me when I was a kid.  This is the place where I write about controversial subjects.  I thought that my new courses did not necessarily belong in or maybe they do?

Again, come out and join us for the fun! Email if you have questions!

As always this post is copyrighted by Marla J. Selvidge

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